philosophy

The rebel - Albert Camus

The Rebel - Albert Camus.

Albert Camus' 1951 study of the development of rebellion and revolution in European thought and society discussing, amongst others, Hegel, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Max Stirner, and anti-Tsarist Russian nihilists, as well as the Bolsheviks, who he accuses of having betrayed the fundamental principles of rebellion.

Science and Dogma: The Marxist Perspective

An introduction to the Marxian approach to science and ideology.

On violence - Hannah Arendt

An analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century.

Capitalism and schizophrenia - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

A painting by Francis Bacon

The two volumes of Deleuze and Guattari's influential text: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980).

The essence of christianity - Ludwig Feuerbach

Ludwig Feuerbach

Ludwig Feuerbach's classic criticism of religion as an outward projection of humankind's own inner qualities.

Selections from the prison notebooks - Antonio Gramsci

Almost five hundred pages of Gramsci's writings on history, culture, politics, and philosophy. From the study of philosophy to problems of Marx, Marxism, and Machiavelli, to the state and civil society. We have huge disagreements with Gramsci's (essentially Stalinist) politics, but reproduce this text for reference.

Mikhail Bakunin: the philosophical basis of his anarchism - Paul McLaughlin

Mikhail Bakunin

The first English-language philosophical study of Mikhail Bakunin, this book examines the philosophical foundations of Bakunin's social thought.

What's wrong with Prometheanism?

Prometheus: mythical figure who stole fire from the gods

Simple questions of technological progress abound in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.

Max Stirner: his life and his work - John Henry Mackay

Max Stirner

Max Stiner (1806-1856) was the philosopher of conscious egoism. His book Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum (1844; published in English as The Ego and His Own, 1907) is the fundamental work of that philosophy and the philosophical basis of individualist anarchism. The German poet and anarchist writer John Henry Mackay carefully researched Stimer's life and published his biography in 1 897, with a third, definitive edition in 1914. This is the first translation into English.

In the cauldron of the negative - Jean-Marc Mandosio

A critique of the Situationist International, emphasizing the divergent trajectories of Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem, focusing on the role of the concept of alchemy in the SI’s theory of the revolution, with discussions of, among other topics, revolution as “transmutation”, the alchemical proto-dialectic and its relation to the Hegelian-Marxist dialectic of “supersession”, Vaneigem’s alleged debt to Schopenhauer (the “will to live”), André Breton and the “alchemy of the word”, the meaning and origin of the metaphor of the quest for the “evil Grail”, the enigmatic Hamburg Theses, and the “contradictions” of the SI’s favorable attitude towards automation and technology.